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Chet Hilyer Named Interim Veteran Services Officer

Chet Hilyer Named Interim Veteran Services Officer

Lamar County Courthouse Lamar County Commissioners named Chet Hilyer as interim Veteran Services Officer on Monday, following Rhonda Roger’s dismissal one week ago. Chet Hilyer, who retired as veteran services officer three years ago, will resume his former role until the...

08/20/2014 by eParisExtra

Special Commissioners Court on Tuesday Morning to Discuss Hiring of New Veterans Service Officer

Special Commissioners Court on Tuesday Morning to Discuss Hiring of New Veterans Service Officer

Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville A Special Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Tuesday, August 19th  9:00 a.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street, Paris, Texas, at which time...

08/18/2014 by eParisExtra

The Mid-Term Elections Start Here

The Mid-Term Elections Start Here

Russ Towers “Under the Red Hat!” If you are going to talk about the elections, who is running, when to vote, and even where, then there is only one place to get all of those answers and that is at the County Elections Administrator’s Office in the Courthouse Annex building (old Post...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra

Special City Council Meeting on Monday

Special City Council Meeting on Monday

The Paris City Council will be meeting in special session on Monday, August 18th at 5pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss amending the existing contract with B. Bray Construction Company to reconstruct utility lines that were damaged and relocated due to TXDOT railroad grade...

08/15/2014 by eParisExtra

City asks for Attorney General Opinion on Release of Defenbaugh Report

City asks for Attorney General Opinion on Release of Defenbaugh Report

Danny Defenbaugh Following the July 28th Paris City Council meeting, where PEDC Chair Stephen Grubbs presented a report on the forensic investigation from Defenbaugh & Associates, four public information requests were made for the report. Both eParisExtra.com and the Paris News requested...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra

Construction on Highway 82

Construction on Highway 82

Expect construction and travel delays on  Highway 82 in Lamar County, possibly for the next year. TxDOT says contractors will begin widening about 16 miles of Highway 82, beginning at 1510 in Lamar County to the Fannin County line. Drivers could see lane closures, but TxDOT says at least two...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra

PEDC Agrees Upon Full Disclosure of Investigatory Report

PEDC Agrees Upon Full Disclosure of Investigatory Report

PEDC MeetingAugust 12, 2014 by Nick Murillo The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. With a busy agenda containing twenty-one items, PEDC Chair Stephen...

08/13/2014 by eParisExtra

Local Gymnasts Competed at USA Gymnastics National Championships

Local Gymnasts Competed at USA Gymnastics National Championships

Front Row (left to Rt): Rylee Chapman, Alyssa VanWorth, Sophie StoneBack Row (left to Rt): Jessica Francis, Jayden Drake, Logan Gilbert, Elisha Skidmore, Emeri Watson Texas Tumbling & Trampoline Institute has had a very successful season in the USA Gymnastics sport of Trampoline and...

08/12/2014 by eParisExtra

County Commissioners Vote Unanimously on Veterans Service Officer

County Commissioners Vote Unanimously on Veterans Service Officer

Rhonda Rogers The Lamar County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to relieve Rhonda Rogers, Lamar County Veterans Service Officer, of her duties effective immediately. Ms. Rogers has held the position for the past three years. After a three hour executive session held on Monday,...

08/11/2014 by eParisExtra

City Council Meets Tonight

City Council Meets Tonight

The Paris City Council will be meeting tonight, August 11th at 5:30pm in regular session . The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, 107 E. Kaufman. Tonight the city council will look at possibly  approving  a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Paris and First...

08/11/2014 by eParisExtra

PEDC Meeting Tuesday

PEDC Meeting Tuesday

Steve Grubbs,PEDC Chair The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) will meet on Tuesday, August 12th at 4pm in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. First on the agenda is discussion and possible action on PEDC Board members, including Ex-Officio members and...

08/10/2014 by eParisExtra

Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

A long-time business member of the Paris community has made the former R3bi building, which was vacant for only several months, their new headquarters of operations. “We love the facility and are so glad that we were able to obtain such a nice building,” CEO and owner, Jeanna Smith,...

08/08/2014 by Josh Allen

South Church Street Closed

South Church Street Closed

South Church street will be closed beginning today, Aug. 8th for until August 18th according to TxDOT. Workers will be replacing the existing roadway surface with a new concrete surface. There will be a detour on 1st Street SW for drivers.   ...

08/08/2014 by eParisExtra

Clarksville May Lose Hospital

Clarksville May Lose Hospital

In March 2016, the citizens of Clarksville and Red River County may be without a local hospital. The Tyler based East Texas Medical Center announced that they will not be renewing their lease at the Clarksville location. A statement from ETMC reads in part, “the emergency room averages...

08/07/2014 by eParisExtra

FUMC Park in Downtown Paris

FUMC Park in Downtown Paris

The park envisioned by the First United Methodist Church that is currently their parking lot, is one step closer to reality. On Monday, the Paris Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously passed approval on the plans. In November of 2013 FUMC pastor, Reverend Rob Spencer revealed an initial...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra

Covered Arena Exploratory Committee Meets

Covered Arena Exploratory Committee Meets

City Manager John Godwinis serving on the committee Last week, a newly formed committee appointed by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce board of directors met to explore the viability of a covered arena behind the Love Civic Center. There have been several previous initiatives to look into...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra

PEDC Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

Steve Grubbs,PEDC Chair The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 5th at 4pm in the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The PEDC board will convene into a closed Executive Session to seek legal advice from its...

08/03/2014 by eParisExtra

Road Closure on County Road 45050

Road Closure on County Road 45050

Commissioner Pct. 4 Keith Mitchell announced that County Road 45050 will be closed from Monday, August 4, 2014 through Thursday, August 7, 2014 for road repair.   ...

08/01/2014 by eParisExtra

Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

The Paris Biker Church is extending their mission to the George Wright homes over the next few days by offering Vacation Bible School to children at 6 p.m. each evening through Saturday. The VBS started on Wednesday, and the first night’s turnout was good (approximately 30...

08/01/2014 by Josh Allen

Confidentiality Agreements by City Council for PEDC Report

Confidentiality Agreements by City Council for PEDC Report

AJ Hashmi eParisExtra.com has filed a Request for Public Information to obtain, and pay for, a copy of the PEDC report submitted by Defenbaugh and Associates. Earlier this week, the city council members were each given a copy of the report and supporting documents, only after signing a...

08/01/2014 by eParisExtra